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Jaguar XK8 and XKR Coupe and Convertible

To replace the long-lasting Jaguar XJS, the company introduced the Jaguar XK8 grand touring coupé and convertible in 1996. The project code was the X100.

It’s a good looking car with a strong link to the Aston Martin DB7 as both marques were owned by Ford and shared the same platform.

Jaguar XK8
Jaguar XK8, photo by Rudolf Stricker

It has a 4.0 litre V8 engine.

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Jaguar C-X75

The Jaguar C-X75 is a hybrid power two seat supercar prototype created as the follow up to the Jaguar XJ220 from the 1990s.

In May 2011, Jaguar (in an alliance with Formula One team Williams) announced plans to build a limited production of the Jaguar C-X75 from 2013 to 2015. The limited number was later said to be 250.

Jaguar C-X75
Jaguar C-X75, photo by Thesupermat

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1:18 Maisto Jaguar XJ220

This article looks at the 1:18 scale model of the Jaguar XJ220 produced by Maisto.

If you want details of the real car, please click over to Jaguar XJ220 where you’ll also find the best videos.

Maisto Jaguar XJ220
A 1:18 scale model of the Jaguar XJ220 made by Maisto

Product Numbers For The Maisto Jaguar XJ220

From what I’ve read on Maisto’s website, the only model available is 31807-GN which is in green.

However I’ve seen new silver models offered and I own a dark blue one  and I’ve also seen a red one which you should be able to get second hand.

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1:18 Bburago Jaguar E-Type Coupe 1961

This article looks at the 1:18 scale model of the 1961 Jaguar E-Type coupé produced by Bburago.

If you want details of the real car, please click over to Jaguar E-Type where you’ll also find the best videos.

BBurago Jaguar E Type
1:18 scale model of the 1961 Jaguar E-Type coupé made by Bburago

Product Numbers For The Bburago Jaguar E-Type

12044 – red, green, pale blue

My model box is down as number 3018 from their diamond collection. I bought it second-hand and I can’t see ant dates on it but, based on the other models listed, I suspect it dates from about 1994.

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Jaguar XJS

The Jaguar XJS was a grand tourer introduced by Jaguar in 1975 and which continued in production until 1996.

In some ways, as the most sporty Jaguar, it was a replacement for the E-Type but it probably appealed to different types of customers. I always felt it was a car for the successful middle aged rather than pop stars and footballers.

Jaguar XJS, photo by Nevog
Jaguar XJS, photo by Nevog

The seductive curves of the E-Type had gone, leaving a more angular but still stylish car. It’s longevity showed that it was popular.

Motoring Videos Of The Jaguar XJS

Old Top Gear 1991

Old Top Gear 1992 – Porsche 968 & Jaguar XJS

Old Top Gear Mitsubishi 3000GT, Mazda RX7 & Jaguar XJS from 1993

Scale Models Of The Jaguar XJS

All of the following made models of the car:

1:18 Autoart
1:18 Yat-ming
1:36 Corgi
1:38 Maisto
1:43 New Ray

Check out what’s available and the prices from:

eBay

Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Collectable Diecast – a specialist model website based in America

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Jaguar SS100

The Jaguar SS100 is a 2-seat sports car built between 1936 and 1940. The 100 refers to its ability to travel at 100 mph, a noteable achievement at the time.

Before the second world war, the company that became Jaguar was called SS Cars Ltd and had its origins in Swallow Sidecar Company. Production stopped in 1940 and the company was tactfully renamed Jaguar when the war ended.

The SS100 has since become known as the Jaguar SS100.

Jaguar SS 100 produced between 1936 and 1940. A childhood favourite of mine because of the Panther J72. Attribution GTHO
Jaguar SS 100 produced between 1936 and 1940. A childhood favourite of mine because of the Panther J72. Attribution GTHO

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